I'm a fine art wedding and portrait photographer — creating a space that welcomes creativity and inspiration. Based in Colorado, my work has taken me across the globe.


Luxury Backyard Wedding Inspo | Fort Collins, Colorado


This luxury backyard wedding day was anything but predictable, with three distinct ‘mini’ storms sweeping through before and after the ceremony. Yet, Sloan and Trevor remained incredibly calm, cool, and collected throughout it all. Despite the wind and rain threatening to upend their champagne tower and send linens flying off the tables, their focus never wavered from one another and their loved ones.

Not Your Average Backyard Wedding

These two lovebirds found me on Instagram and were drawn to my combination of documentary and traditional wedding photography, along with my true-to-color edits. When you hear “outdoor” or “backyard” wedding, it may easily draw images in your mind of a slapped-together DIY event, but that was far from the case here. Sloan and Trevor married at their family lake house, a beautiful private estate where Sloan and her two older sisters also tied the knot in years past. This location added sentimental value to their special day, making it even more memorable.

They incorporated their faith by having communion during the ceremony, including touching speeches from family, and ended the evening with a lovely sparkler exit. To top it all off, they drove across the lake in their ski boat. It was such a fun and memorable outdoor wedding day!

“WHITNEY!! WOW, this was the best surprise today. These are absolutely incredible. Y’all killed it and it is so fun reliving the day through these beautiful photos. You are so gifted and we loved spending our day with yall! You did an outstanding job and we cannot wait to see the rest. Thank you so so much for sharing!!”


Venue | Private Estate

Planning + Design | Nicole Silver Events

Photography | Whitney Rae Photography

Videography | Aflātis Films

Floral Design | The Flower Lover Club

Rentals | Colorado Party Rentals

Tent | Benson Tent Rent

Hair | HJ Studio

Makeup | Kelsey Mac Makeup

Entertainment | TH Entertainment

Call it authentic, candid or genuine. Whatever the adjective, I want to create a wedding celebration that resembles you, from the big celebrations and the in-between moments to the images I deliver that help you relive the day for years to come. When it comes to your wedding day, the moments you want to remember aren't always perfect, staged or scripted, they are uncut, raw and true to you.


I believe in

Dorothea Lange

“Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still”

Words I Live by

Let's Connect


*Virtual Wave*

Hello! I feel beyond honored that you've made your way here! In order to give you the best representation of who you'll be spending your wedding day (one of the best days you'll live) with, here's a brief run down!

First and foremost, I'm a mountain gal through and through. I was born and raised in Vail, Colorado and unless it's another mountain town, my husband and I will always call this home. It's the tightly knit community, the fresh air (but really, it hits different here), the scenery and most importantly for us, the recreation + lifestyle. This is something that will always come through in my work, and what I believe sets me just a little bit apart - I am, and will forever be, inspired by the poetry of love in landscapes. 

I have a deep desire to be on the move, to see everything before I don't have the opportunity to, and are therefore happiest when traveling and exploring new places (which I feel so lucky is a part of my work!) 


Spending quality time hiking/biking/skiing/camping with my husband and our two border collies, clocking in some R&R at home or catching up with a friend over a glass of wine/craft beer are things that always sit at the top of the priority list.

If you're in to it- I'm a Libra, A Manifesting Generator (6-2) and an Enneagram 7 Wing 6/8. In short, I'm a people person, an optimist, and for lack of better terms- like to get shit done and make things happen. I'm a feeler, with a strong sense of empathy and sense of what people are experiencing, both when it comes to myself and others. I'm a bit of a goof, a tiny little thing packed with some sass, and ultimately just want to live a fun and adventurous life that's packed with new experiences and people. 

..I guess that's why I do what I do. I feel so grateful to be on this journey of having my own business where I have freedom to curate the life I want to live, where I get to connect with truly so many amazing humans, travel to some really beautiful places, and document that as a whole, as creatively and beautifully as I can for you.

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